Traveling on a motorcycle can be a dangerous situation, mainly because many people do not pay a lot of attention to motorcycles. The driver of a motorcycle has to be aware not only of everything he is doing, but everything around him as well. It can be an arduous task indeed, but it is even more dangerous with a rider behind him.
In the past, if you wanted to communicate with your passenger on a motorcycle, you had to turn your head to the side and try to yell loud enough to be heard over the roar of the bike. Not only does this take the driver’s eyes off the road, but it deters his attention as well and it only takes a split second for something life altering to happen when you are driving a motorcycle.
One of the best inventions for the motorcycle driver was motorcycle headsets. It safely allows the driver to not only speak comfortably to their passenger, but also to other motorcyclists within about a one-mile range.
With the implementation of motorcycle bluetooth technology, this can be done wirelessly and nearly effortlessly for a connection anytime another headset is discovered. It is a great addition to your gear if you have a motorcycle that you make use of frequently.
What is the Best Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset?
With that in mind, we have put together a list of the top 5 best motorcycle Bluetooth headsets on the market. This will give you an idea of what is available.
After reviewing these with us, you will be better able to decide which one you should use for your own personal satisfaction.
Heneng Motorcycle Communication Bluetooth Helmet Headset Review
First, we have the Heneng Motorcycle Communication Bluetooth Helmet Headset, which features dual intercom with a full clip speaker headphone and is set up for a total of six riders.
You will definitely find that this motorcycle headset comes in handy, even for all day rides, as the Heneng has up to eight hours of talk time and 150 hours of standby time. These headsets are easy to carry, as they are lightweight mini’s that will not get in the way as you ride and maneuver.
The distance range is about 1640 feet and allows six riders to communicate, but only two at a time. Noise suppression technology is included and provides the best sound quality for incoming as well as outgoing transmissions. This purchase gives you one Bluetooth receiver, one stereo headphone with a mic, one USB cable, one helmet clip, two screws, a screw driver and a user’s manual. Not only is this a great item for motorcyclists to be able to better communicate with passengers and other riders, it also makes a great gift item for the motorcycle owner in your life.
Sena 20S-01 Motorcycle Bluetooth 4.1 Communication System Review
Our second item is the Sena 20S-01 Motorcycle Bluetooth 4.1 Communication System that features HD audio and advanced noise control.
The Bluetooth 4.1 is based on firmware upgrades and has nothing to do with the hardware. A universal intercom keeps you in touch with others up to a one-mile range and can be used with all Bluetooth headsets sold. The crystal clear HD audio is paired with advanced noise control that will block ambient noise and give you the best communication experience possible in a motorcycle headset. You will also have audio multitasking technology that will allow you to have an intercom dialog at the same time you are listening to music, FM radio or GPS instructions.
Motion sensor technology gives you the opportunity to pair Bluetooth devices with just a shake of the device. Hands free voice commands make it even easier to use this device and you can easily configure your devices setting by pairing it up with a smart phone.
Sena SMH10-10 Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset and Intercom Review
Next up is the Sena SMH10-10 Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset and Intercom. This headset gives up to 980 yards in which to communicate and share music, with Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity. You can also make phone calls with speed dialing and participate in conversations with up to four different users.
The Sena features advanced noise control technology that cuts back on background and ambient noise for ingoing as well as outgoing transmissions, for a clear communication. It has cross-band intercom capability and offers up to 12 hours of talk time and up to ten days of stand by time, all from a single charge. Featuring a helmet clamp kit and a boom microphone, you will not need to shout of move your head in order to communicate effectively.
Voice commands are available in English as well as French, German, Italian and Spanish and give you the opportunity to quickly learn how to manipulate the device. In addition to featuring an individual volume adjustment, this device also offers alert tones for low batter warning and connection tones, which can be adjusted, even in standby mode.
Veetop 2x Bluetooth Motorcycle Helmet Headset Review
The Veetop 2x Bluetooth Motorcycle Helmet Headset will work for up to three riders with an 800-meter communication range. This water resistant Bluetooth headset also features hands free usage and FM radio thanks to a walkie talkie connection that you can attain with a suitable connection cable, which is not included. Utilizing this feature will give you the opportunity to speak to up to four other people who also have walkie talkies.
The Veetop is water resistant, so riding and using the device on a rainy day will not worry you at all. It also supports answer or reject for an incoming phone call, redialing the last call received as well as auto receive for a call. This device will accept an incoming transmission of a viable GPS or can be directly connected to one, using a 2.5mm audio cable. Installation in a motorcycle helmet is easy and you can operate this device with ease as well, even if you are wearing gloves. A rubber oil surface finish gives you the most comfortable wear available.
Sena SMH10D-11 Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset with Intercom and Universal Microphone Kit Review
Our final review is of the Sena SMH10D-11 Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset with Intercom and Universal Microphone Kit. With this Sena, you are easily able to share music and utilize the intercom feature for up to 980 yards of communication range.
With Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity, you can share music, have a phone conversation, make phone calls, and participate in a four-way intercom conversation. With regards to the music feature, you can access playback control as well as pause and track forward and reversal. The universal microphone kit is included and a single charge will give you up to 12 hours of talk time and ten days of stand by time. You can individually adjust your volume profile that can only be affected by adjusting it while in standby mode.
The headset easily installs into most motorcycle helmets and has a boom mic for comfort and ease of speaking. Out of the box, you will get the Bluetooth headset, clamping unit with universal microphone, USB/Data cable, DC vehicle charger, 3.5mm stereo audio jack cables, microphone sponges, speaker pads, Velcro pads, and Allen wrench for installation, a microphone cap and a manual.
My Vote for Best Helmet Bluetooth Set
Of these five Bluetooth headsets for motorcycle riders that we have looked at here, my top pick for personal favorite is the Heneng Communication Headset with dual intercom. While this unit does not have quite the range that some of the others do, it does have the added ability of being able to communicate between six different riders, two at time.
With 150 hours of standby time and up to eight hours of talk time, you can stay in contact with a passenger or other riders with ease on just about any trip. They are nice and lightweight so they could comfortably be worn all day long. The two-way intercom range will reach up to 500 meters as well and all of this works completely hands free.